single combat (Scope note)

The term is used for a representation of an encounter or fight between two combatants, usually armed, in a military context. If the single combat occurs as part of a battle scene, the term 'battle' is used instead (or as an additional Subject) depending on the emphasis of the representation. See also the Subject 'duel'. For gladiatorial combats use that term instead.of 'single combat'. In the case of Amazonomachy, Gigantomachy or Centauromachy use those terms instead of 'single combat' in all cases.